Yesterday Nils and I were invited to be a part of an art discussion group hosted by friend Monica. The gathering was held at the home and studio built by her father, a noted woodcarver. The house, built decades ago, was built entirely of hand-hewn logs,
including the floor boards and the long dining table. It is said the house was built without a nail...just dovetailed joints and hand-carved dowels holding it together. The artist's mark was everywhere.
One room caught my eye...the spectacular wall you see pictured here. This is an interior wall, carved by the artist, right into the logs. You'll see the backside of this wall in the following photo of Nils.
Here's what greets visitors by the front door....another massive carving right into the logs of the building. The whole place overlooks the beautiful valley, features a gazebo, koi pond, garden and carvings around every corner. Lovely!
Oaxaca in December
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